Jeunes Sommeliers Competition 2022

Wiesbaden, September 14-17, 2022

Germany to host the 2022 International Final
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It is with great pleasure that the Organising Committee of the International Jeunes Sommeliers Competition can announce that the programme for the 2022 International Final will be held in Wiesbaden, Germany from September 14-17.

Wiesbaden is famous for its natural thermal springs, which over the years have attracted notable historic figures such as Goethe, Wagner, and Brahms.

The competition will be held in conjunction with a Chapitre of the Bailliage of Germany. Host hotel will be the Nassauer Hof which opened in 1813 and has been continuously Michelin-starred since 1979.

Currently, the outline of the draft programme is:

Wednesday, September 14th
Arrival of competitors and judges

Thursday, September 15th
The Nassauer Hof is reputed for being a favourite location from which to embark on tours of the scenic Rhine Valley. Our educational tour will maintain this reputation by being in the Rheingau wine region.

The Rheingau is one of 13 designated German wine regions (Weinbaugebiete) producing quality wines (QbA and Prädikatswein). It was named after the traditional region of Rheingau (meaning “Rhine district”), the wine region is situated in the state of Hesse. Although, making up only 3 percent of the total German vineyard area, the Rheingau has been the source of many historically important innovations in German wine making, and contains many wine producers of international reputation, such as Schloss Johannisberg. With its 3,125 hectares of vineyards, the region boasts a higher proportion of Riesling (77.7%) than any other German wine-growing region, with Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) making up most of the rest.

Welcome dinner in the evening

Friday, September 16th
All day semi-final of the 2022 Competition

Saturday, September 17th
Final of the 2022 Competition to place the 1-2-3

Awards/Induction Ceremony followed by a Gala Dinner - all in conjunction with the Chapitre of the Bailliage of Germany

Sunday, September 18th
Everyone departs for home

Please click here to download the detailed programme ... and here to reach the online reservation form

Marie Jones
Chair, Organising Committee, International Jeunes Sommeliers Competition

Committee Members
Klaus Tritschler, Member of the Conseil d’Administration (Germany)
Philip Evins, Member of the Conseil Magistral (Great Britain)

International Final - Wiesbaden (Germany), September 14-17, 2022

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International Final - Wiesbaden (Germany), September 14-17, 2022

Dinners and the visit to wineries in the Rheingau

International Final - Wiesbaden (Germany), September 14-17, 2022

Profiles of the eleven competitors who took part

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